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why you should wear a white poppy

white poppies

for remembrance day every year in britain hundreds of paper red poppies are sold in aid of the royal british legion and associated charities. instead of that, this year I urge you to consider spending just 50p* on a white poppy.
why? the money from the white poppies goes to support the peace pledge union, working in the memory of all those lives affected by war past, present and future; and to secure a more peaceful path looking forwards. the white poppy symbolises all those affected by war: the children left fatherless, the women abused and raped by british soldiers, the young and old men drafted to fight against their morals -- every person affected by war, no matter religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability or age.
the white poppy is a movement to de-glorify war. to stop militarisation in schools. to stop kids at london comic-con buying merch where offensive weaponry has been sold to overseas powers just months before**. to stop children as young as pre-school …
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skate girls

my little brother, in a video my by older brother my experience ever since i was a kid, my brothers have skated. my little brother was one and a half when he learned, he could hardly form sentences, but would come with our mum to pick us up from school on a tiny skateboard -- rolling speedy up the hill to the school buildings. i always wanted to do it, in some ways i have skated all my life: but for some reason i have always been scared to do as much as i wanted.
i think growing up as a girl with an older sister in the 2000s -- where gendered marketing was at it's peak -- i never recognised my uncomfortable sense of not feeling quite right in the "girly" norms; i was just a tomboy, fitting in. when i was around eleven or twelve penny boards were all around, so of course i had one (or, stole my brother's sweet yellow one periodically), but still it wasn't really what i wanted -- i was just conforming.

i remember days where we could skate in the garden. flipping over …

femininity and what it means to be a girl

femininity and what it means to be a girl in december last year, sundial reached out to our friends to collate a spectrum of views on the topic of feminism. 
we formatted our favourite answers here:




the updated link is herewe also have a questionnaire about quakerism over here if that's you! thanks for reading,by issy x


summer incoming!

summer incoming! to many sixteen year-olds across the country, this summer is going to be a big one. post-GCSEs we're getting ready to relax and have fun. however, sometimes summer holidays feels like a long time -- especially near the end. sundial has come up with some fun and easy stuff to do over the holidays if you're in a slump.

1) get out of the housegrab a pal and explore your town or city! try the library, find a small coffee shop, where's the nearest park? or, even just go into your garden or road or yard. 
it's so easy to get caught up inside on social media or whatnot (okay, mum) that we sometimes forget whats out there: take a breath, pick some grass, draw a picture, train your dog, sit on a bench and call your best friend! 
one thing that i love is picnics! gather a group of any size -- two, three, seven -- and each bring a food item. fruit and bread's the best. just go to the bakery in sainsbury's or your local petrol station, they usually have fresh…